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Premier League Announces Agreement With Super League Six As Piracy Report Has Ashley Encouraged



The Premier League has issued a joint statement with the FA about the six Premier League clubs involved in the failed attempt to form a European Super Leauge.

A few months ago, Liverpool, Spurs, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Man City all publicly proclaimed their intent to join the Super League along with other elite European clubs. However, the fallout was swift and fans immediately started protest campaigns against the clubs.

In just days, all six clubs reversed their decisions and pulled out of the venture. Today, the EPL and FA have announced the ‘punishment’ those clubs will face for their actions. Here is the statement issued by the league and the FA:

The six clubs involved in proposals to form a European Super League have today acknowledged once again that their actions were a mistake, and have reconfirmed their commitment to the Premier League and the future of the English game.

They have wholeheartedly apologised to their fans, fellow clubs, the Premier League, and The FA.

As a gesture of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of ยฃ22million, which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football, and community programmes.

Furthermore, the clubs have agreed to support rule changes so that any similar actions in the future would lead to a 30-point deduction.

Each of the six clubs, in that event, would also be subject to an additional ยฃ25m fine.

The Premier League and The FA have worked closely together throughout this process and this agreement brings both investigations into the matter to a conclusion.

The six wealthy English clubs will only have to contribute around ยฃ3.67m each which doesn’t even amount to a slap on the wrist. However, the agreement to establish a rule that similar actions would result in a 30-point deduction and a ยฃ25m fine likely dooms any future attempts at a super league.


In other Premier League news, The Independent is reporting that the league is no longer calling for Saudi Arabia to be on the piracy watchlist in its most recent report to the US Trade Representative (USTR).

The report was sent in January and is in stark contrast to the one from 2020 which called the Saudi Kingdom a ‘center for piracy’. Mike Ashley is reportedly encouraged by this recent development.

However, the US government still has concerns over Saudi piracy according to the most recent USTR report published in April. The Premier League’s television rights holder for the region, beIN Sports, continues to be banned in Saudi Arabia so there is still no legal way to watch the matches.

The Premier League never got to the issue of piracy in regards to the Newcastle takeover. The process was stalled early on when the league decided that there was no way to separate the Saudi Kingdom from the Public Investment Fund.

That decision led to the Saudi PIF pulling out of the deal last summer and remains the focus of Mike Ashley’s legal battle with the Premier League. His anti-competition claim is scheduled to be heard on Friday while his arbitration hearing over the Saudi Kingdom/PIF decision could begin next month.


183 comments so far

  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #121

    Readingmag

    49 mate ๐Ÿ™‚

    grew up playing for theale Tigers ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #122

    magic

    Yeah mate , along with the Czech Republic and Croatia ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #123

    Is it a bad time to say…..

    Be cautious.

    4
  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #124

    I’m not that bad ๐Ÿ˜€

    1
  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #125

    Whey, there’s a canny few Ashitin gadgees get on here like!

    Welcome Readingmag, do you still call Robert Burb?

    1
  • Readingmag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #126

    Romford

    Wow me to. there still going me lad playing for them up until a few years back.

    Must of know a lot of familar faces etc

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  • Readingmag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #127

    Wor B

    Brought up in Wideopen \ Gosforth

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  • Aces-of-Eights

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #128

    Muslims that drink alcohol are a disgrace and should burn in hell in my opinion

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #129

    Aces, bit much eh mate ๐Ÿ™‚

    2
  • magicmac54

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #130

    Romford Mag

    Thanks Romford, England v Scotland should be tasty looking forward to that game, Scotland have some good players at the moment so i expect that to be a very competitive close game, well worth watching.

    2
  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #131

    Not at all OP gotta hope for the best and prepare for the worst, just these last couple of weeks I have felt there’s something simmering.
    Mund there’s another 24 episodes of the Walking Dead left yet which they’re stretching out over the next 2 years.

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #132

    Readingmag

    Small world mate ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #133

    Carson

    I never knew that, I thought this was the last and final season. Did this get changed afterwards? Iโ€™m sure I read that was the case in the beginning before it aired

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  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #134

    Mund think it’s come about because of Covid and people starting to lose interest in it, just hope it doesn’t have a Game of Thrones ending to ruin it all.

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #135

    Readingmag

    Ashington… Gosforth… Royal Berkshire.

    I’m expecting great things from your next postcode!!!

    ๐Ÿ˜†

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  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #137

    WorB could you put some cheese, grapes and celery with that bread and possibly a melted camenbert to dip the bread in, cheers in advance.

    2
  • coming home

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #138

    Skybet have Rafa 6/4 fav to be our next manager and they are a good yard stick

    #cans

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #139

    Howay man carson!

    I’ve already had words with geordietom for his fancy Southern ways!!!

    Get a grip mate, when you see bread, the go-to accompaniment is either jam or chips!

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    2
  • JohnJ

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #140

    I used to call to C I Youngs of Ashington and asked to see the Parts Manager
    I was told Bub is oot but Tum is around!

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #141

    Wor

    School boy error mate you forgot the Lurpak ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #142

    RIP Ben Roberts

    Actor – Chief Inspector Derek Conway, The Bill.

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  • Carson80

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #143

    WorB fair point, just put some ham and pease pudding in there and we’ll leave it at that.
    :p

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #144

    I like a nice tiger baguette with luprak and a big bowl of Panaculty then mop it all up with the tiger bread mmmm

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #145

    lol

    And non of that easy spread nonsense, gotta carve it onto the bread so you can see the teeth marks after each bite.

    Now, where did I put those statins?

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #146

    Wor

    Remember the days of no easy spread ๐Ÿ˜† oh man they were rough days

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  • coming home

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #147

    Mund

    Stop it your making me hungry

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #148

    CH

    I wish I had the ingredients mate as Iโ€™m busting for that now ๐Ÿ˜†

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  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #149

    Shhh,

    Keep your voice down, you’ll set Scythe off about his childhood deprivation again!

    #tinbathinfrontofthefire

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    4
  • coming home

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #150

    Wor B

    Now that you mention it

    I grew up on panaculty and fritas

    1
  • carltoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #151

    You have to sigh! At twitter. Some can’t bare the thought of a takeover because Keith will be saying i told you so ( using rude words ). ๐Ÿ™„

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  • Mund

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #152

    carltoon

    Thereโ€™s so many like that and itโ€™s like they couldnโ€™t care less about the takeover and just want to get one over on Keith

    3
  • Wor B

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #153

    Reminds me of the time I complained that my soft boiled egg was off.

    Nonsense me Ma said.

    As I got to the end I asked her if I had to eat the beak as well.

    ๐Ÿ™

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  • coming home

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #154

    Lol Wor B that was funny

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #155

    carltoon,
    I honestly don’t think anyone who wants rid of Ashley would rather a takeover failed just to say I told you so, they’d be not quite right in the head.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #156

    The Slimy six make a gesture as goodwill to offset their illegal activities in trying to set up the ESL.

    That’s like offering to pay a parking fine that you were let off because the Traffic Warden liked the bar of chocolate you gave them.

    Relegate them to Division Two is what should have happened.

    When fans are back in stadiums they are going to be given some abuse

    2
  • lochinvar

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #157

    Panackelty (also spelt panacalty, panaculty, panackerty, panaggie or panack) is a beef or lamb casserole traditional throughout the northeast of England, especially associated with County Durham and in particular Sunderland.

    I’m sticking with Pan haggerty, the Northumberland version, none of these mackem recipes thank you.

    5
  • carltoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #158

    Jail, they didn’t exactly say that, it was more he will be really pleased!. I would hope if the takeover does go ahead, everyone would just be so pleased, i hate gloating. A lot of people on twitter, just hate Keith! I’ve only ever watched him once, when he first went on that Wraith show.

    0
  • carltoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #159

    Loch! We had it made with corned beef. I loved it.

    1
  • carltoon

    Jun 9, 2021 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #160

    And it was pan haggerty

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